THE TAO OF NOW

8 January – 1 August 2010

THE WHITE RABBIT COLLECTION IS A PERSONAL ANTHOLOGY

“Its aim is to convey the evolution of Chinese contemporary art for at least the first decade of the 21st century: all the works have been produced since 2000.
Our second exhibition, THE TAO OF NOW, presents the works of more than 40 artists. Their themes are as up-to-the-minute as karaoke, land theft, the lust for luxury goods, and political power. But their art is also shaped by the oldest parts of Chinese culture: Taoism, Buddhism, martial arts and ancient legends.”
Judith Neilson AM, Founder and Director, White Rabbit Collection

THE TAO OF NOW is drawn completely from Judith Neilson’s renowned White Rabbit Collection.
CURATOR: Paris Neilson

Please click on the artists’ names below to discover more information about each artist and their work.

GROUND FLOOR

Chen Wenling
Red Memory—Asking God, 2006,
bronze, vehicle duco, 77 x 33 x 27 cm
Red Memory—Smile, 2007, 
bronze, vehicle duco, 290 x 120 x 200 cm
Valiant Struggle 11, 2006, 
bronze, stainless steel, fibreglass, gold leaf, sound, vehicle duco, 
550 x 160 x 160 cm

Gao Xiaowu
Standard Times 1, 2 and 3, 2004,
bronze, various dimensions
City Dreams 2, 2006, 
fibreglass, 142 x 85 x 125 cm

Huang Yishan
Disinfection Bowl Cabinet, 2008,
mixed media on canvas, 170 x 200 cm

Yi Ling
New Women, 2007,
oil on canvas triptych, 200 x 360 cm

FIRST FLOOR

Bu Hua
Playing a Happy Game 1, 2008,
inkjet print, 100 x 100 cm
Beauty 3, 2008, inkjet print, 100 x 100 cm
Vowing Not to Attain Buddhahood until All are Salvaged from Hell 3, 2008, 
inkjet print, 100 x 100 cm
The Bodhi is Not Proven until there is Universal Salvation 4, 2008, 
inkjet print, 100 x 100 cm
Playing a Happy Game 11, 2008,
inkjet print, 100 x 100 cm
Man-made Fairyland 7, 2008,
inkjet print, 100 x 100 cm
Beijing Babe Loves Freedom 1, 2008, inkjet print, 100 x 100 cm

Chen Zhuo + Huang Keyi
China Carnival 1 and 2, 2007, chromogenic colour prints,
each 120 x 180 cm

Chili
Red Star Motel 1-12, 2009,
chromogenic prints, 80 x 80 cm (x 12)

Cong Lingqi
Dust, 2008, mixed media,
200 x 1500 x 120 cm 

Dong Yuan
Sketch of Family Belongings, 2008,
acrylic on canvas, wood, multiple works, dimensions variable

Guo Fei
Boxes, 2009,
wood, paint, mixed media,
54 x 54 x 30 cm x 7

Jin Shi
Small Business—Karaoke, 2009,
bicycle cart, stools, microphone, video screen, mixed media, sound,
220 x 70 x 165 cm

Liang Yuanwei
Salt Series—Little Clocks, 2007,
mixed media, dimensions variable

Li Bo
Three Parts Falling in Love, Hidden Concubine Rabbit, 2008,
oil on canvas, 140 x 240 cm
Beijing Babe Loves Freedom 1, 2008, inkjet print, 100 x 100 cm

Qin Fengling
Scaffold 08.08, 2008,
acrylic on canvas, wood, 250 x 200 cm

Tamen
Watermelon, 2006,
chromogenic colour print, 90 x 120 cm
Bride, 2006, 
chromogenic colour print, 90 x 120 cm

Unmask
Shadowless, 2003-2004,
mixed media, 135 x 55 x 55 cm (x 4 pcs)

Xia Xiaowan
Man and Woman, 2007,
pencil on tinted glass, 163 x 120 x 81 cm

SECOND FLOOR

Cang Xin
Exotic Flowers and Rare Herbs Series, 2007, wood, 7 pcs, dim variable
Shamanism Series—Untitled 2004
2004, pencil on paper, 200 x 250 cm

Feng Yan
Tyre and Red Carpet, 2006,
photograph, 87.3 x 130 cm
Shamanism Series—Untitled 2004
2004, pencil on paper, 200 x 250 cm
Black Car, Red Carpet, 2006, 
photograph, 87.6 x 130 cm

Guo Hongwei
Paradise, 2008,
polypropylene, acrylic paint, dim variable

Liu Haizhou
Gorgeousness Overripe 21, 2007,
oil on canvas, wood, 210 x 300 cm

Shi Jindian
Blue CJ750, 2008,
coloured stainless-steel wire,
260 x 170 x 102 cm

Song Yulin
Formatted God of War, 2007,
acrylic on canvas, 180 x 800 x 500 cm

Wang Luyan
Global Watch, 2007,
acrylic on canvas, 310 x 310 cm

Wang Yuyang
Breathe—Manager Zhao’s Black Cab, 2008, silicone, steel, 170 x 120 x 300 cm

Wu Junyong
Opera 2, 2007, and Opera 3, 2007, animated video (colour, sound),
3 min 28 sec; 4 min 10 sec
Death of the Hammer, 2009, 
oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm
Karl Marx’s Worries, 2009, 
oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm
Plaza, 2009, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm
Sisyphus, 2009, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm

Yan Jun
Dialogue, 2006,
discarded radiators, steel pipes,
various dimensions

Zeng Yang
Toys Made from Mats, 2007,
acrylic on canvas, 240 x 240 cm

Zhang Chun Hong
Life Strands, 2004, charcoal and graphite on paper, 1160 x 150 cm

Zhou Jinhua
Golden Age 9, 2008,
oil on canvas, 300 x 200 cm

THIRD FLOOR

Du Jie
Green, Yellow, Brown, Orange, all 2007,
all acrylic on canvas, all 25 x 25 cm

He Jie
I Have a Dream that I will Stand on Tiananmen and Shoot the Oriental Arrow, 2006, oil on canvas triptych, 240 x 540 cm

Huang Yan
Sofa—Painted Face Landscape, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, 2006, chromogenic prints, each 70 x 100 cm

Jin Feng
Appeals Without Words, 2006,
inkjet print, 120 x 1000 cm

Liang Yuanwei
Piece of Life 14, 2008,
oil on canvas, 162 x 130 cm

Lin Jiunting
Beyond the Frame, 2006,
interactive video, 4 screens & touch pads

Lu Yifan
Transcending Phenomenon, 2002-2004, oil on canvas, 172 x 137 cm
Shape, No Shape, 2005, 
acrylic on canvas, 145 x 135 cm

Wang Zhiyuan
Magic Box, 2001,
wood box, 20 figures, fibreboard, acrylic paint, various dimensions

Zheng Huan
On Focus, 2006,
fibreglass, 8 figures, various dimensions

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